Freebie Roundup

Today I shared a long list of freebies on FOX & Friends and ran out of time to cover all of my tips. For those who missed the segment or simply couldn’t keep up with all the sites I mentioned, review the list below for your ultimate guide to free stuff.

Free Food.

  • Sign up for a restaurant’s loyalty program to get free food on the spot. California Pizza Kitchen offers a free small plate upon registering for their Pizza Dough Rewards, Chilli’s provides a free order of chips and queso for joining their email club and Del Taco hands out two complimentary chicken tacos for becoming a member of their Raving Fan eClub.
  • Eat for free on your birthday: Review for a full list of dining spots offering free appetizers, desserts, drinks and entrees on your birthday. Some of the deals are offered throughout your birthday month, too! Applebee’s, for example, celebrates your birthday with a free full-sized entree while Starbucks gives you a choice of a free drink or food item.
  • Get free groceries through Kroger’s loyalty program. Download the digital freebie coupon from to redeem for a full-size grocery item every Friday. Safeway’s Just for U frequent shopper program also awards members with free grocery goods once a week.

Free Entertainment.

  • Enter a drawing for a chance to get free tickets to movie screenings before they’re released to the public through, and
  • Download Cinemark and Regal Cinema mobile apps to get free concession coupons on your smartphone.
  • Access free movies, video games, eBooks and audio books from your local library through Hoopla, a digital media platform that allows users to instantly borrow digital entertainment through a browser, smartphone or tablet.
  • Get over four months of free video streaming service by signing up for free trials of Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW and SlingTV. Remember to cancel before you get charged though!

Free Activities.

  • Search to find local bowling alleys offering free bowling to kids ages 15 and under.
  • Bank of America cardholders get complimentary access to museums, zoos and botanical gardens the first full week of every month.
  • Target hosts no-cost cultural events throughout the country. Search for such free listings.
  • Check out free attraction passes from your local library with a library card.
  • Mark your calendar for August 25: over half of our country’s national parks will offer free entrance in honor of the National Parks service holiday.
  • Fourth graders and their families get free entry to national parks across the country throughout the 2015/16 school year thanks to the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative. Get info at

Free Health & Fitness.

  • CVS Project Health provides free screenings for body mass index, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and find quit smoking support at local stores once a month. Sam’s Club also offers free health screenings through out the year to members and nonmembers.
  • Find free and low-cost dental clinics at or call a local dental school to find out about free or deeply discounted care provided by students. 
  • Pop by your favorite fitness retailer for free workouts. Athleta offers free Barre, CrossFit & Yoga, while Lululemon provides complimentary Yoga on Sundays.
  • Check your local newspaper for listings of free fitness and workout classes hosted by public run programs and city parks.

Free Beauty & Personal Care.

  • Inquire about free or deeply discounted hair cuts and color on student-training days at a local cosmetology school.  Search for accredited schools at the website for The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Science.
  • Check for free or discounted massages provided by therapists-in-training offering a range of services including full-body massages to specialty treatments.
  • Go to your local beauty shop to get free makeup and skincare items Sephora and Ulta provide free deluxe samples of beauty products that last a few weeks. Sign up for email notifications from Aveda for weekly free in-store samples.
  • Search for free-with-purchase coupons at which offers deals like free Clinique products at Macys.
  • Request free samples online from your favorite brands. For instance, you can register for samples of PG&E goods at

Do you take advantage of all the freebies company’s and retailers offer? Share your tips!

Andrea Woroch

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who regularly contributes to leading national and regional news stories. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Dr. OZ, Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, and been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Better Homes & Garden and many others. Andrea also enjoys writing articles for various personal finance and lifestyle websites and blogs. Andrea is passionate about sharing ideas and tips to help you live on less without having to sacrifice. She says making a few small tweaks to daily and monthly spending is all you need to do to achieve your dreams within your means. Follow Andrea on Facebook and Twitter for daily savings tips and check back for new videos, magazine stories and blog posts all about saving money!

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